Custom fit dentures to improve your smile in San Antonio
The loss of natural teeth can be caused by injury, tooth decay, or gum disease. Missing teeth can cause facial muscles to become weak and sag, impact speech patterns, and make it difficult to enjoy many foods. For adults in San Antonio, dentures are a natural-looking option to replace teeth. Dr. Jabbour of Blanco Crossing Dental offers two types of dentures – full dentures and partial dentures.
For patients that have lost all of their natural teeth, full dentures are recommended. Dr. Jabbour will make an impression of your mouth for a precise fit, and help select the correct shape, size, and color of the teeth. Prior to the custom-made dentures being fitted, your gums will need to heal from any tooth extractions. Once your gums have healed, our San Antonio dentist will insert the dentures to confirm they fit comfortably and are tight. Dr. Jabbor will also show you how to properly insert and remove the false teeth, as well as how to properly clean and store the oral appliance.
For patients that have not lost all of their natural teeth, but have lost more teeth than can be replaced by a dental bridge, partial dentures are recommended. Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. There are two types of partial dentures – removable and fixed. Removable partial dentures can be removed for cleaning or eating. Fixed partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge, in that they are cemented into place using the adjacent teeth for support.